Thermodynamic characterization of poly(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropyl methacrylate)

Stella K. Papadopoulou, Ioannis Karapanagiotis, Ioannis Zuburtikudis, Costas Panayiotou

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The thermodynamic characterization of a fluorinated methacrylic homopolymer was conducted by means of inverse gas chromatography (IGC), at infinite dilution. The homopolymer under study, poly(2,2,3,3,3-pentafluoropropyl methacrylate) (PPFPMA), was synthesized via a free radical polymerization reaction and was characterized by the employment of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) techniques. The specific retention volume of 15 solvents, used as probes, was used for the assessment of the Flory-Huggins interaction parameter, the weight fraction activity coefficient, the molar heat, energy and entropy of sorption, the partial heat of mixing of the probes, as well as the solubility parameter of the polymer. The results demonstrate that PPFPMA is insoluble in most organic solvents even at increased temperatures, with the exception of solvents like 2-Butanone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1826-1833
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Fluoropolymers
  • Inverse gas chromatography
  • Synthesis
  • Thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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